3 Amazing healthy salad recipes
I know you want to eat healthier, and like the rest of us, you want your food to taste great as well. If you eat a lot of salad already that is fantastic, but I know you get bored of the same thing all the time, so I am going to show you 3 amazing healthy salad recipes.
Finding ways to get enough vegetables can be a challenge, I know, but there is no better way to get a variety of vegetables in your daily meals than in salads. You may be surprised by this, but there are plenty of salads that are not healthy.
If you are drowning your salads in dressing, croutons, cheese,, etc you may be surprised how many calories you are taking in. You want your calories to come from nutrient dense foods that nourish your body. I don’t know about you, but if I am going to load up on calories, give me a cheeseburger and some fries!
Eating a salad everyday is a great way to get your vegetables, help with weight loss, and improve your health. Enjoy these recipes and remember eating healthy is supposed to be fun and taste good!
I always cut all the veggies up into really small pieces, I like my salads better that way. Take the time to make a big salad like this and eat on it for the next few days. Take a whole lemon and squeeze it over the salad and it will keep fresh longer.
The dressing amounts is for an individual salad. I am not big on exact measurements, I add to my liking, so If you want more of a certain vegetable and less of another that is fine.
Strawberry pecan salad.
The base of this salad is spinach. Then load up veggies. Add 2 carrots,1 cucumber,1/2 cup onion,2 raw garlic cloves minced, 2 stalks celery, 1/2 cup broccoli, 1/2 cup gorgonzola cheese, strawberries, 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds, a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, and 2 teaspoons of raw apple cider vinegar. I cut my veggies up into really small pieces.
Greek feta salad
The base of this salad is mixed greens. Then add 2 carrots, 1 cucumber,broccoli, 3 raw garlic cloves minced, 2 celery stalks, 1/4 cup onion, 1/2 cup of feta, and olives to your liking. Then use the olive oil and raw apple cider vinegar for dressing.
The base of this salad is spinach. Load all your veggies as before but this time add green or red bell pepper, jalapeno pepper to your liking and an avocado. Add black beans. Add a tablespoon of ground chia seeds. This time use salsa as your dressing. Either make homemade or find a brand without sugar.
These are 3 amazing salads that not only taste great, but are good for you. Be sure to leave a reply if you have any questions or anything to add. If you found this information helpful then please share!
12 thoughts on “3 amazing healthy salad recipes”
They all sound sooo delicious! Thank you!
Your welcome Trish and thanks for all the wonderful information you share!
YUM!! Thanks Jenay!
Yes they are so good!
Looking forward to making this salad! Thanks for sharing!
These look awesome! cant wait to try them. Thank you for helping to keep us healthy. Love you so much!
So glad to help Lisa! Love you
Thank you for these healthy recipes. Never thought about salsa as a dressing. Great tip!
So glad you found a new idea. Yes I love mexican and this gives you that kind of taste without all the calories.
Jenay told me three years ago to get a nutrbullet blender. I ran right out to get it. Let me just tell you that every morning I make a smoothie with spinach, strawberries and reliv nutrition, water and ice. I feel so good after I drink it and so many people say to me, “wow, you look so young” And I know it’s because of the smoothie. Gives me more energy and makes my skin look and feel good. I have shared this tip with friends that hate any thing green and they tell me that they love this smoothie and they are very excited knowing that they are getting their greens in them and they love it.
Thank you Jenay for all of your tips,
Yes it makes a big difference Kathleen. I am glad you are taking this information and sharing it my friend!
Love the salads I do them all the time,and love them Havn’t tried the strawberrys in it but I will.Thank you for telling us about all the things you tell us to help.You are a doll!!